In the most recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo unveiled their Mirage Solo, the first Daydream headset that can work independently from other hardware or software and without the smartphone connection. The company predicted release date to be around Q2 2018 however, recent information shows that it will out on May 11.
Lenovo Group Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina. Lenovo is the world’s largest personal computer vendor by unit sales since 2013. It markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers, IdeaPad, Yoga and Legion lines of notebook laptops, and the IdeaCentre and ThinkCentre lines of desktops.
The Mirage Solo runs on a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of ram. This hardware has a storage size of 64GB which can be increased to 256GB using a microSD slot. A 5.5 inch Quad HD 2560×1440 LED display with 75 Hertz is pretty impressive considering the 110-degree FOV. A higher resolution compared to the HTC Vive but lower hertz. Do note that all of this includes a 4000 mAh battery and only weighs 645 grams.
The Mirage Solo isn’t the only product coming out on May 11. The Lenovo Mirage Camera makes capturing VR content a treat rather than a chore. It has dual 13MP stereoscopic cameras and only over 4″ long and 2″ tall, and weighing less than 5 ounces.
The Mirage Solo is available now for pre-order at $399 whereas the Mirage Camera only costs $299 for the pre-order. They both come out on the same date as mentioned above. Some say that the dates are just placeholders however the fact that they come out straight after Google’s I/O conference suggests that they are accurate. Lenovo confirmed that the prices of the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera are going to be the same or lower than the pre-order price.
Note that Amazon has the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera listed but not available for pre-order.